Ingrid Gaus

June 21, 2024 - August 13, 2011

Ingrid Rosemarie Gaus, 71, of Oakhurst, N.J., passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. She was a devoted wife for 44 years, loving mother of three, a proud grandmother of three and was also expecting twin grandchildren. Ingrid will be remembered with love and affection by the many people whose lives she touched. Ingrid was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, moved to the United States in 1955 and ultimately became a U.S. citizen in 1966. In 1963, she graduated from SUNY, Cortland (Cortland State Teachers College) with a B.S. in education. Following graduation, she worked at Farmingdale Elementary School, N.Y., as a teacher for several years. In 1967, she married and focused on raising three children. During this time, she became self-employed, teaching German at home and volunteering with the Ocean Township PTA in an executive capacity for 10 years as the Fine Arts chair. In addition, she was actively involved as a den leader and in fundraising for the Boy Scouts and worked fundraising efforts for her children’s sports activities. She was also an avid tennis player and enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends. In 1981, she returned to teaching as a German instructor at MAECOM School of Adult and Continuing Education, and also continued to teach German privately. She was predeceased by her son, Edward Thomas Gaus (2010); and her brother, Guenter. Beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward Lawrence Gaus; daughter, Stephanie (Erik Evensen) Gaus; and son, Wesley (Ann) Gaus. Ingrid was the sister-in-law of Marilyn and Walt Fink, Edwin and Pat Gaus, Francis and Victoria Gaus and Don and Carolyn Gaus. Viewing from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Sebastian Parish. Burial at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Cemetery. In remembrance of Ingrid, those wishing to make a contribution may do so to the American Heart Association

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  • Dawn & Hamish Cameron

    Our deepest condolences to your family as you get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Josh and Natascha Leitner

    Dear Gaus Family,

    We share our deepest sympathy with you for your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  • Gabriel & Christina Byrne

    Dear Mr. Gaus, Wes & Stephanie,

    We were so saddened by the news of your wife and mother’s passing.
    From only meeting her a couple times, we could see that she had a warm and loving heart. She passed those traits on to her kids.

    Gabriel & Christina

  • Gabriel & Christina

    To Mr. Gaus, Wes & Stephanie,

    We were saddened by the news of your wife and mother’s passing.
    From the couple of times that we met, we could tell that she had a warm and loving heart. She passed those traits on to her kids.

    Gabriel & Christina

  • Steven Roth

    Wes and family, Barbara and I are very sorry for your loss and our hearts and prayers go out to you. All the best in your hour of need.

  • David, Darrah, and Cavan Byrne

    To all the members of the Gaus family,

    Please accept the condolences of the the whole Byrne family. We remember Mrs. Gaus from various family parties and of course from Wes and Ann’s fantastic wedding in Jamaica.

    I personally have gained from her gift of raising Wes to be the fine person, loving father and uncle, and fun brother-in-law that he is.

    We pray that she receives peace in God’s hands and that the Gaus family finds comfort.

    Love, David (Ann’s Brother), Darrah, and Cavan Byrne


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